|Publication number||US6929557 B2|
|Application number||US 10/723,394|
|Publication date||Aug 16, 2005|
|Filing date||Nov 24, 2003|
|Priority date||Jan 10, 2003|
|Also published as||CN2617437Y, US20040137996|
|Publication number||10723394, 723394, US 6929557 B2, US 6929557B2, US-B2-6929557, US6929557 B2, US6929557B2|
|Original Assignee||Jason Chou|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (12), Referenced by (6), Classifications (8), Legal Events (3)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
The present invention relates to a golf putting device that includes a plurality of first sensors on two side walls along a path and second sensors located at the end of the path so as to display the direction and speed.
A conventional golf teaching device is shown in FIG. 1 and generally includes a base 1 on which a swinging device 2 is connected which includes a bar with a ball fixed to a distal end thereof so that a player drives the ball by swinging a golf club. A display device 3 is located beside the swinging device 2 so as to display the speed and/or distance of the ball flies. A direction indicator 4 is electrically connected to the swinging device 2 and includes several detection members 5 so as to detect the direction and the ballistic of the ball. The direction and the ballistic are shown by the indicators 6 on the direction indicator 4. Nevertheless, this is not used for putting which requires more precise and skill to control the direction and distance of the ball.
The present invention intends to provide a putting teaching device that has first sensors on two side walls along the path and second sensors on a top board at the end of the path so as to have complete information of the movement of the ball and to display these data to the players.
The present invention relates to a golf putting teaching device which comprises a path and two side walls are located on two sides of the path and each side walls has a plurality of first sensors on an inside thereof. An end piece has a top board and two side portions and the end piece mounted across two sides of the path. A plurality of second sensors are located on an underside of the top board and the first sensors in the side walls are electronically connected to the second sensors of the top board.
The primary object of the present invention is to provide a putting teaching device that senses the direction and speed of the ball so as to provide the result of the putting to the players.
The present invention will become m ore obvious from the following description when taken in connection with the accompanying drawings which show, for purposes of illustration only, a preferred embodiment in accordance with the present invention.
An end piece 30 has a top board 34 and two side portions 35, 36. The end piece 30 is mounted across two sides of the path 10 and a plurality of second sensors 31 are located on an underside of the top board 34. The two side portions 35, 36 each have a recess 32 with a terminal piece 320 therein so as to be connected to the male connector 23 of the sections 21 on an end of each of the two side walls 20. The first sensors 24 in the side walls 20 are electronically connected to the second sensors 31 of the top board 34. The second sensors 31 on the top board 34 cover a target area of the path 10 and an index 33 is connected to a front surface of the top board 34 such that the player may aim the index 33 to putt the ball (not shown).
A controlling device 40 is connected to one of the tow side portions 35, 36 and electronically connected to the first and the second sensors 24, 31. The controlling device 40 has a micro-processor and programmable control programs therein. Accordingly, data that the first and the second sensors 24, 31 are collected and calculate in the controlling device 40 and displayed on a display device which is not shown. By this way, the player know how the putt is played.
As shown in
step 1: start;
step 2: setting the path condition and the condition of the golf ball;
step 3: putting a golf ball on the path;
step 4: checking the position of the ball, if yes, go to step 5, if no, go to step 3;
step 5: proceeding putting;
step 6: the first and the second sensors 24, 31 detecting the ball and sending the data to the controlling device 40;
step 7: the controlling device 40 processing the data;
step 8: displaying the result of the data;
step 9: checking whether the golf ball enters the hole, if yes, go the step 10, if no, go to step 12;
step 10: setting the condition of the golf ball or continuing to putt;
step 11: changing the site on the display device;
step 12: displaying the current position of the golf ball, the distance and the direction to the hole;
step 13: changing site on the display device and re-setting the condition of the golf ball, and then go to step 3.
While we have shown and described the embodiment in accordance with the present invention, it should be clear to those skilled in the art that further embodiments may be made without departing from the scope of the present invention.
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|U.S. Classification||473/198, 473/225|
|International Classification||A63B71/06, A63B69/36|
|Cooperative Classification||A63B69/3658, A63B69/3676|
|European Classification||A63B69/36E, A63B69/36P|
|Feb 23, 2009||REMI||Maintenance fee reminder mailed|
|Aug 16, 2009||LAPS||Lapse for failure to pay maintenance fees|
|Oct 6, 2009||FP||Expired due to failure to pay maintenance fee|
Effective date: 20090816